Stretch Therapy can be performed by a certified/licensed Stretch Therapist who will use various stretch applications that span rehabilitation of specific physical problems, through development of more efficient alignment and movement patterns. Stretch Therapy is suitable for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. We use a number of different stretch techniques to improve the Range of Movement (ROM) of the body; joints, nerves, fascia and muscles. Inactive muscles are made active; knees, shoulders, and elbows.
Active Isolated Stretch techniques involves the method of holding each stretch for only five to eight seconds. This method of stretching is also known to work the body’s natural makeup to improve circulation and release the elasticity of muscle, joints and fascia. This method is most used by today’s athletes, it allows the body to repair itself and prepare for daily activities.
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is manual assisted stretch techniques that engages the entire myofascial system by targeting muscle as well as joints, ligaments, tendons and bones.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is an advanced stretch technique that targets flexibility training by contracting muscle groups being targeted to work against forces provided by the therapist thus increasing range of motion, (ROM).
Sports Massage uses a variety of approaches to help professional athletes and weekend warriors to reduce injury and increase performance. Sports massage is most commonly used in pre-event and post-event scenarios.
Deep tissue massage involves the use of strokes that penetrate deeply into muscle layers to alleviate discomfort. The therapist will use fingertips, knuckles, forearms and elbows to increase depth, working slowing to allow the muscle to welcome the deeper strokes.
Orthopedic Massage focuses on soft tissue pain or injury involving muscle, joints, and ligaments. The therapist will use orthopedic assessments to determine condition, and bring about balance between opposing muscle groups that are causing discomfort and limited range of motion, returning the body to a more optimal functioning.
Medical massage therapy is similar to orthopedic, but usually is prescribed by a medical doctor. Improvement to health and well-being without the negative side effects of pain medication.
Manual therapy is performed by a License Massage Therapist, (LMT) or Physical Therapist. The techniques as skilled hand movements of joints and soft tissue. Common techniques include soft tissue mobilization (massage) traction, passive range of motion, joint mobilization and manipulation.
Hot Stone Massage is similar to Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage with the addition of heated basalt stones, gliding with pressure on sore tissues to affect a deeper relaxation. The effects last much longer than without applied heat.
Cryotherapy is non-invasive therapy that uses cold temperatures to cause analgesia by numbing the area and vasoconstricting the blood vessels. The after affect causes a surge in freshly oxygenated blood into the area, increasing waste removal, better cellular nutrition, and decreasing the inflammatory response.
Swedish massage is the most common form of massage therapy. The tissues are massaged using long gliding and kneading strokes to increase return blood and lymph flow, increases relaxation and decreases discomfort.
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Mark’s knowledge of the human anatomy allows him to perfect his technique of stretch massage by working each muscle from end to insertion point. The combination of his knowledge, strength, and incorporation of using individual hot stones to dig in allows him to reach deeper than I have ever felt before.
I came in walking like and old man and left with a bounce in my step. Amazing work Mark, thank you!
I’ve been to Mark for deep tissue/sport massage a few times now as I’ve been having issues with my shoulder. Mark has been very thorough, has been able to get to the problem area and has done so with the perfect amount of pressure/force each time (which has been hard to find with most masseurs). His specialty is stretching but he is fantastic at all of it. If you need something more than just a relaxing massage, Mark Is the guy to go to. He will listen to figure out your problem areas and work together to fix them.
Its rare to find someone like Mark who has advanced therapeutic skills in both massage and stretching. I have known Mark for many years and he is able to customize the delivery of his massage and stretching services to meet my needs. I particularly appreciate his strong hands which excel at his stretching and massage of me in addition to his unwavering stamina to keep the same level of service throughout our extended treatments. He is very knowledge of muscle groups and knows how to achieve customized relief as he conducts his services. He runs a good business and fits me into his schedule when an emergency arises and is prompt and never late to appointments which I appreciate. Overall, Mark’s mastery of his massage and stretching skills are very appreciated by me and I fully recommend him to anyone considering his superior skills.